Proper Posture – The Lack Of
The Root of your Singing Problems
Many people’s answer to this is often a definite no, but few actually spend attention, not to say effort, to correct the posture in their daily life.
The human body is naturally designed for efficiency; it all began when our ape ancestors decided to stand upright.
In singing, a bad posture affects 2 main body groups, which is important to good vocalization. The first is the respiratory system involving the rib cage, lungs and diaphragm. In most case, a bad posture squash the respiratory system, preventing the lungs from expanding properly and the diaphragm from moving naturally.
The second is the various muscles that hold you upright. The common myth is that many people feel very comfortable in a bad posture, claiming that they can stand or sit for hours. But when they switch to a proper posture, they will feel soreness in a short while. The truth is the soreness is an indication given by your body that you are using your muscles properly to support your body. And muscle activation is one important lesson in singing. A bad posture feels good, mainly because you can’t feel the damages; the weight of your body is resting on the bones and joints, twisting your body into an unnatural shape.
A good posture allows one to breathe easily and activate the muscles required for effective voice projection.
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